SCIENCE DOES NOT EXIST IN A VACUUM
As scientists, it's part of our job to make our science accessible.
I think outreach should be encouraged and rewarded amongst scientists in the same way that we encourage and reward writing papers. And beyond that, outreach is just fun! I love talking to people of all ages about science, from 7-year-olds to retirees. I particularly enjoy talking to adults who are skilled in a field that isn't science. We have so much to learn from each other, and it's nice to get a different perspective once in a while
Below are some of the organizations I've worked with while in graduate school.
A collaborative project between scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and artists with the Art League of Rhode Island
An organization at MIT founded to promote diversity and inclusion in the Earth Sciences
Public science fair that includes grades 7-12